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Conservatism: The next generation

Conservatism: The next generation

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 10, 2014 0

British politics comes with a tangled web of philosophy, scholarly treatises and, in the case of Disraeli, a dash of fiction. Yet how relevant is all this to the modern Conservative party? Today’s young Conservatives remain strong proponents

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A Pope for all Christians

A Pope for all Christians

Andrew Thorpe-Apps November 2, 2013 1

After centuries of secrecy, corruption and greed, the Catholic Church may be turning a corner. Andrew Thorpe-Apps asks whether the notion of Christian Unity can now be taken seriously. Like millions across the globe,

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Save our RSPCA

Save our RSPCA

Andrew Thorpe-Apps October 26, 2013 7

Andrew Thorpe-Apps looks behind the RSPCA’s cuddly image, and finds the charity has entered dangerous territory. When we talk about the RSPCA, we think of the dishevelled, unloved pets from the TV advertisements. As

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The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

The Conservatives Can Win In Scotland

Andrew Thorpe-Apps September 7, 2013 1

It has been said that the Conservative Party is the natural party of government. Yet the Tories have not secured a majority since the 1992 general election. A quick glance at any national campaign

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Zimbabwe still waiting for real democracy

Zimbabwe still waiting for real democracy

Andrew Thorpe-Apps August 5, 2013 0

For an entire generation in the West, the name ‘Zimbabwe’ will be synonymous with hyperinflation, economic turmoil and fraudulent elections. The economic implosion that has characterised Mugabe’s 33 years of despotic and ruthless administration

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The UK and its Future Relationship with the EU

The UK and its Future Relationship with the EU

Andrew Thorpe-Apps June 1, 2013 1

David Cameron has said he will negotiate a ‘better deal’ for Britain. But what should the UK’s future relationship with the EU be?  The vast majority of EU member states wish Britain to remain

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Should The UK Make Voting Compulsory?

Should The UK Make Voting Compulsory?

Andrew Thorpe-Apps May 18, 2013 4

There is a lot to be said for compulsory voting, but is it really the best solution for Britain?  When Athenian democracy first developed in around 550BC, it was considered the duty of all

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Cameron Must Learn From UKIP ‘Clowns’

Cameron Must Learn From UKIP ‘Clowns’

Andrew Thorpe-Apps May 7, 2013 2

Andrew Thorpe-Apps urges Conservatives to listen to the concerns of ordinary folk. UKIP gained a staggering 139 Councillors in the recent local elections, surpassing the dreams of even its most ardent supporters. Predictably, the

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Keep Calm and Carry On with Austerity

Keep Calm and Carry On with Austerity

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 27, 2013 3

Andrew Thorpe-Apps warns George Osborne not to waiver from fiscal discipline. Unemployment jumped by 70,000 in the three months to the end of February, amid the lowest growth in pay rises since 2001. The number

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Political Conviction Wins Majorities

Political Conviction Wins Majorities

Andrew Thorpe-Apps April 20, 2013 2

Andrew Thorpe-Apps urges David Cameron to show conviction Lady Thatcher was famously ‘not for turning’. But the modern Conservative Party has been criticised for a series of policy U-turns (now numbering almost 40). Whether

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